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Leona M. Waraksa


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Leona M. Waraksa

Green Bay - Leona Martha Waraksa, 96, died on Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was born on February 1, 1922 in Green Bay to the late Anthony and Sophie (Hilke) Rybicki. Leona graduated from East High School in 1940. Following graduation, she attended Mount Sinai School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She married Alexander W. Waraksa on January 20, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1951.

Leona was a nurse at Bellin Memorial Hospital for 37 years. She retired in 1990. Leona was active in the Wisconsin Nurses Association and was a member of Bellin Nursing Alumni. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church for over 60 years and was a member of the St. Elizabeth's Society.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Waraksa and Kathleen (George) Kerwin; grandson, Joshua Kerwin; great granddaughter, Josephine Kerwin; and her youngest brother, Eugene (Jerryleen) Rybicki; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by eight siblings.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave., from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Saturday at the church with Rev. Brendan Wroblewski, OFM officiating. Burial will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice or the Bellin College of Nursing.

A grateful thank you from her family to the Bellevue Retirement Home and Odd Fellow/Rebekah Home and especially to the loving and respectful staff of Unity Hospice.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 11 to July 12, 2018
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